LAX shooting to be remembered on anniversary

Nov 1, 2014 11:49 AM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Transportation Security Administration officers in Los Angeles are commemorating the one-year anniversary of a shooting attack with a brief ceremony at the airport.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and TSA Administrator John Pistole plan to attend the Saturday morning ceremony at Los Angeles International Airport's Terminal 3.

New Jersey native Paul Ciancia is accused of targeting TSA officers in the Nov. 1 attack, which killed Officer Gerardo Hernandez.

He was the TSA's first line-of-duty death since the agency's inception in 2001. Two other officers and a passenger were wounded.

Ciancia has pleaded not guilty to 11 federal charges, including murder of a federal officer.

The ceremony will include a wreath laying, flag presentation to Hernandez's widow and a moment of silence at 9:20 a.m., the time the gunman began shooting.

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